The Smart Schools Bond Act was passed in the 2014-15 Enacted Budget and approved by the voters in a statewide referendum held during the 2014 General Election on Tuesday, November 4, 2014. The Smart Schools Bond Act (SSBA) authorized the issuance of $2 billion of general obligation bonds to finance improved educational technology and infrastructure to improve learning and opportunity for students throughout the State. The SSBA requires that a Review Board review and approve districts’ Smart Schools Investment Plans before any funds may be made available for the program.
Smart Schools Investment Plan Process - Submission Application
SEDDAS Guidance: http://www.p12.nysed.gov/seddas/completeuserguide.pdf
A presentation on accessing the SSIP through the Business Portal
Note: After downloading the PowerPoint presentation, click on View, then Notes Page.
Guidance and FAQs
The FAQs are also available when viewing the SSIP in the Business Portal. Please choose the "Help" button on the top of your screen to view.
Special Education Information - Submission Application
Please refer to the Smart Schools Investment Plan Process section above for instructions on accessing the system, if needed. If you have any questions, please send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org and we will assist you.
If you have questions about the SSBA, please contact us at: Smartschools@nysed.gov
The Office of Educational Management Services can be reached by phone at (518) 474-6541.